28 February 2022
Who may enter
Participants must be first-generation residents of their country. “First-generation” can refer either to people born in another country who relocated, or to residents of a country whose parents were born elsewhere.
The competition is organized by the Restless Books, an independent, non-profit publisher located in Brooklyn, New York.
The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing was created in 2016 to honor outstanding debut literary works by first-generation immigrants, awarded for fiction and nonfiction in alternating years.
The submission should address some combination of identity, the meeting of cultures and communities, immigration and migration, and today’s globalized society.
This year, the competition is open to fiction submissions.
Authors must not have previously published a book of fiction in English.
Fiction manuscripts must be a minimum of 45,000 words.
All submissions must be in English.
The competition is free to enter.
The winner receives $10,000 and publication by Restless Books.
How to enroll
For further information visit the official competition website.